Should NICE'S threshold range for cost per QALY be raised?

Towse, Adrian
January 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;1/31/2009, p268
Academic Journal
The article argues that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence should fund cost-effective treatments. Topics are the guidelines for quality adjusted life year (QALY), the willingness of taxpayers to support the treatment costs for end-of-life drugs, the opportunity costs that would expand the National Health Services' budget, and the opinion that the cost per QALY of services' threshold is an arbitrary number and that policy pragmatism is needed.


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